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Hepatitis C Infections in Hospitals Show Need for Tight Infection Control PracticesHepatitis C Infections in Hospitals Show Need for Tight Infection Control Practices:

FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Two cases of hepatitis C infection that occurred during routine surgeries highlight the need for hospitals to tighten infection control to prevent more transmissions, officials said Friday. Read more



A so-called "smart" syringe can only be used once, so there's no chance a patient can be infected due to multiple usages.How Did A Celibate 82-Year-Old Buddhist Monk Contract HIV?:

An 82-year-old celibate Buddhist abbot from Cambodia has been diagnosed with HIV. His doctor was the cause: He was reusing syringes and infected a reported 272 individuals, including babies and children. Read  more


FDA Issues Warning About Diabetes Medication Injection Pens:

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will now require a “for single patient use only” warning on all multidose pen devices used for injectable diabetes medications. Read more



UCLA sign istock.jpgCompanies’ tests used in ‘superbug’ scope cleaning flawed, FDA says:

Manufacturers’ tests of procedures to clean medical scopes linked with “superbug” outbreaks contained flaws that render their cleaning instructions unreliable, according to a senior official with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read more



Infection Control Experts Outline Guidance for Animal Visitations in Hospitals:

New expert guidance by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) outlines recommendations for developing policies regarding the use of animals in healthcare facilities, including animal-assisted activities, service animals, research animals and personal pet visitation in acute-care hospitals. The guidance was published online in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. Read more